Applications for Approval, Reapproval or Interim
In 2014 the ABA introduced the ABA Paralegal Education Program Approval Process Reporting System (the "System") for submission of all reporting forms. The Standing Committee will no longer accept approval, reapproval or interim report forms or substantive change reporting forms in paper format. All applications for approval and/or reapproval, and interim report forms, are required to be submitted through the online System. Please DO NOT complete and submit paper copies of the forms. Please contact us with any questions concerning the Approval/Reapproval/Interim Report process (312-988-5757). Passwords are required to access the system and ABA staff is in the process of providing log-in instructions to all approved programs.
If a paralegal education program is seeking initial approval, please contact the Approval Process Manager (312-988-5757) with any questions. Passwords are required to access the System and will be provided upon receipt of the initial application fee and form. Applications for initial approval must be completed within six months due to data calculations inherent in the system.